Raftman | Unibroue

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BA SCORE
72.6%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 778 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 03-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,935
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
778
Liked:
565
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
11.4%
Alströms:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
85
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of FriedSlug
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty clear beer that looks like apple juice. Off white head is two fingers and hangs for a while before receding and leave a few specks behind on the glass. The aroma is full of banana, clove and sweetness that smacks of apples. There is the faintest hint of smoke. The taste is sweet with a lot of bubbles on the tongue. There are apples, brown sugar, banana, clove and a faint smoke in the taste. This is a really great and unique beer.

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Photo of TheHammer
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured with a finger of head that produced decent lace and retained quite well. The body is an orange weighted amber with ample carbonation in the body.

Smell: Warming certainly helps this one come out of it's shell as it starts with a relatively mild toffee malt with notes of orange citrus but as it warms up other fruits like apple, pear and herbs. I think I'm also catching a slight smoked note, but it's very mild.

Taste: Starts out fruity as apple and orange notes compliment some basic bread malt, as it goes down the existing fruit joins with grape, blueberry and a mild smoky element that finishes off the beer with earth, wood and and almost barbecued meat touch that works a delicate balancing act fairly well.

Mouthfeel: The transitioning on this one is exceptional and the carbonation helps out the entire beer but is just a little bit overdone, the aftertaste is a bit of a letdown though, mainly being just a mild touch of citrus, malt and earth that doesn't build on itself, but it's certainly not what I would call a flaw.

Drinkability: Once again the high carbonation rears its head on this one, leaving it a bit of a gassy experience. Also, this beer also comes across as punching above it's weight as this tastes like a 6.5 to 8% offering. That said, it's refreshing, the high yeast doesn't leave is dry and it's well done.

Final Thoughts: While this beer is great, I can't help but think it answers a question that I didn't really want an answer for. That being, what if someone brewed a light Belgian style abbey ale. I'm not certain that was the intent, but it certainly fits the bill better then treating this as a pale ale, as the hopping is mercifully light. I certainly wouldn't turn it down, and it's getting two thumbs up here.

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Photo of StormAles
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanzk
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam106
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bf_89
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lewnanny
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Came from a new box of tasting pack with 8 different beers. This beer is OK but not the best from this pack.

I will try to get is back, but cannot find it near my town.

Unibroue is one of my favorite, brewery in Canada. I you ever had the Blanche de Chambly, this one is a must.

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Photo of JonnyBeers
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brody1714
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LDuke
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sdm9465
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JOhn_Molson
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 341mL bottle into a tulip.
L- Cloudy sunrise orange liquid with a hazelnut tinge, good carbonation, and a glorious white head.
S- Spicy, citrus, and smoky bacon. Also has a decent alcohol smell even though it doesn't have a high abv.
T- Lemon, maple, grass, oats, bread, spice, pears, smoky bbq, woody.
F- Light and bubbly with a faint, spicy hoppiness.
O- Pretty good introduction to a style of beer I didn't know existed.

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Photo of TGS
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattymystique
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_Standard
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LordArgonaut
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of binno
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boo-urns
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aufie
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Raftman from Unibroue
Beer rating: 72.6% out of 100 with 778 ratings
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